05 December 2012

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr

Taking of Christ
  • Narrative non-fiction.
  • The lost painting is Caravaggio's Taking of Christ and how it was found in Ireland after 400+ years.
  • For me, completely alien territory. Fascinating insight into the art history world, provenance of paintings, restoration procedures, etc. And of course, a glimpse into the life of the tormented genius that is Caravaggio
  • My rating : 4/5
  • Addendum (15Feb2017) : From the National Gallery of Ireland ... "The National Gallery of Ireland is scheduled to exhibit Beyond Caravaggio page, which showcases Caravaggio and artists he inspired. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to now promote his work. Our hope is that the timing of this outreach will effectively support both the Museum and Caravaggio. 

    Our Caravaggio page provides visitors with Caravaggio's bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Caravaggio exhibition listings. The page also includes related artists and categories, allowing viewers to discover art beyond our Caravaggio page."

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